Fans Can Now Buy An Actual Brick From Eminem's Childhood Home
To celebrate the 16th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem has decided to release a number of limited-edition collectibles in its honor. We already reported the other day that cassettes were on the way, and now it looks like some MMLP t-shirts, and salvage from Em’s childhood home is going up for sale as well.
Eminem To Reissue "The Marshall Mathers LP" On Cassette, Hints At New Music
Eminem had been awfully quiet ever since he contributed a couple songs to the "Southpaw" soundtrack last summer. He recently went on Genius to annotate a random assortment of lyrics, and today, he has fueled more rumors that he's ready to get back in the game.
Proof was two albums into a promising solo career when Mario Ethridge shot and killed him during an argument over a game of billiards in 2006. He was a childhood friend of Eminem, member of D12, and author of unimpeachable rhymes. If he were alive today, he would be 42 and still slaughtering 90% of the current rapper population on the mic. Click through the gallery to revisit 10 of his best moments. RIP Proof.
Eminem Just Annotated A Bunch Of His Lines On Genius
Usually when an artist shares verified annotations on a Genius post, they're explaining a lyric, or giving insight into how a song was made. Eminem has certainly done this in the past, but today, possibly due to boredom, he decided to throw some jokes and random thoughts on a few of his songs, with a couple of simple explanations here and there.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases. Today, we've decided to look back at the small selection of rap and R&B that has reached this milestone.
Russell Simmons: If Beastie Boys Had Stayed At Def Jam, They'd Be "Eminem Or Bigger"
At one point in time, Beastie Boys were signed to Def Jam Records. The seminal NYC group met then-NYU student Rick Rubin when they asked him to DJ their shows. Soon after, Rubin began producing records and founded Def Jam Records with another NYU student: Russell Simmons. Trio recorded and released Licensed to Ill on the newly founded label, and ended up selling over 10 million copies of the record. However, the Beastie Boys left the label after the release, a surprising move after so much success.
Who Had The Better Verse: Eminem Vs. Royce Da 5'9"
Not a lot of rappers can hold a candle next to Eminem. For nearly 20 years, he built himself a reputation for being a diabolical lyricist. Only a few have been able to square up to Marshall toe-to-toe without crashing and burning. Of those few, one hails from Em's own hometown: Royce Da 5'9".
Eminem Performs "Fack" For The First Time In Brazil
Marshall Mathers has made too many great songs to name. "Fack" is not one of them. Though, in all fairness, it's certainly something that could've only come from the mind of Eminem. Most of the track sounds like Em maniacally repeating a certain gay slur, and the rest of it is incredibly vulgar, as Em raps about ass play involving gerbils amid multiple audible orgasms.
Royce Da 5'9" Once Turned Down A $250,000 Deal With Dr. Dre
Royce Da 5’9” is gearing up to release Layers in April, and sat down for a quick interview with Complex to discuss his past and where’s at in his career. The Detroit rappers speaks on his sobriety, his friendship with Eminem, and more. We’ve broken down the highlights for y’all below.
Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" To Be Reissued On Cassette
The cassette has become the primary means of distribution in DIY punk scenes, while simultaneously becoming an Urban Outfitters-stocked novelty. Now, Eminem has announced that his debut album, The Slim Shady LP, will be released on tape, and it feels a little closer to the novelty end of the spectrum.
Snoop Dogg Says Tour With Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, & Eminem "Could Become Reality"
During an interview on DJ Whoo Kid’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle” radio show, Snoop Dogg spoke on the rumored tour that would take him across Europe with Dr. Dre, Eminem, & Kendrick Lamar.
#TBT: Eminem Freestyles
In his acclaimed movie "8 Mile," Eminem's character, Rabbit, (ultimately based on Eminem) is showcased as an absolute beast at freestyle rapping. Everyone who saw the movie surely remembers when Rabbit went in over Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Pt. II" beat and absolutely roasted Papa Doc.
The Best Super Bowl Commercials Starring Rappers
Over its 50 year lifespan, the NFL's championship game has done a better job than any other sporting event of attracting viewers who have little to no interest in the sport. Gratuitous halftime shows starring some of the biggest musicians in the world is certainly one draw for non-fans, but the game has also become the biggest day of the year for advertisers in the US, for once making the many commercial breaks actually enjoyable to the viewer. Budgets are huge, humor is a must, and high-profile cameos are almost a certainty at this point.
Diddy & Mark Wahlberg Have Donated 1 Million AQUAHydrate Bottles To Flint, Michigan
If you weren't aware by now, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg are in the water business. The two have been repping AQUAHydrate bottled water over the last couple of years, and today, they've been generous enough use their position to help those in need -- donating 1 million bottles to the Flint Water Crisis.Puff and Mark join Meek Mill, 50 Cent, and Big Sean in artists who have publicly aided residents of the Michigan town, while Eminem and Wiz Khalifa have also contributed to the AQUAHydrate donation that the business partners have brought forth.
Mother Of Eminem's Adopted Daughter Found Dead In Trailer Park
Eminem and his wife Kim are no strangers to addiction. The rapper has had his own very public battle with addiction over the years, eventually getting clean and releasing the album Recovery in the process.
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Originally Meant For 50 Cent & Eminem
This morning, 50 Cent stopped by the Boomer & Carton radio show on WFAN New York to chop it up about New York sports as well as his notorious first pitch at a 2014 Mets game.
Earl Sweatshirt Makes Fun Of Present-Day Eminem Fans
Vince Staples recently caused controversy when he admitted that he doesn't listen to '90s rap, and his frequent collaborator, Earl Sweatshirt, will likely do the same, as he's just uttered somewhat of a diss against anyone who's still listening to Eminem.
Top Tracks: November 2 - November 8
10. Fetty Wap - Jimmy Choo It's been less than two months since Fetty Wap's debut self-titled album, which went No. 1, and he's already dropped a joint tape with French Montana and has another EP in the works. "Jimmy Choo," dedicated to the Malaysian fashion designer, would sound nicely on the upcoming release. It's softer than most of Fetty's radio anthems, as Zoovier channels the sound of his new life of luxury.
Eminem Is Partnering With Genius
The website formerly known as Rap Genius has since grown into something a lot bigger, but it's still the hip-hop community that's supplying much of its support. Now simply Genius, the lyric-annotation network has already received funding from music legends Nas and Pharrell, and can now count Eminem among its investors.